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cuz1

[kuhz] /kʌz/
noun, Informal.
1.
Origin
by shortening and alteration

cuz2

[kuhz] /kʌz/
conjunction, Informal.
1.
Also, 'cuz.
Origin
by shortening and alteration
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British Dictionary definitions for cuz

cuz

/kʌz/
noun (informal)
1.
(NZ) a term used by a Māori to refer to or address a family member
2.
(Austral) a term used by an Aboriginal person to refer to or address a family member
Word Origin
shortened from cousin
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Contemporary definitions for cuz
conjuction

because

Examples

cuz he is down the street

Word Origin

shortening

Usage Note

informal

noun

cousin; also, friend, brother, compadre

Examples

Hey, cuz, how you hangin'?

Usage Note

slang

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Word Origin and History for cuz

17c. as an abbreviation of cousin; 1889 as an attempt to represent the lazy pronunciation of because.

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Slang definitions & phrases for cuz

cuz

noun

Cousin


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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Related Abbreviations for cuz

CUZ

because (shortwave transmission)
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